By Ludger Kühnhardt (Woodrow Wilson Center Press/Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014)
Excerpt: Africa as a Global Test Case
Has the time for a new global approach to Africa finally arrived?
By Pankaj Mishra (Picador, 2013)
Excerpt: Asia Searches for Its Path to the Future
The example of the Western world offers only very limited guidance to resolve Asian countries’ domestic conflicts.
By Pallavi Aiyar (Penguin Books India, 2013)
Excerpt: India as an Inspiration for Europe?
What can India teach the EU regarding the key challenges it faces?
By Charles Murray (AEI, 2013)
Excerpt: The End of American Exceptionalism?
America, on the road to become like Europe’s social democracies, is losing its exceptionalism.
By Diane Coyle (Princeton, 2014)
Excerpt: Warfare and the Invention of GDP
Quite contrary to current efforts to reflect happiness, GDP was invented to prepare nations better for warfare.
By Robert D. Kaplan (Random House, 2014)
Excerpt: Geopolitics at a Beijing Teahouse
Different worldviews informed by different geographical points of reference.
By Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet (Doubleday, 2014)
Excerpt: The Eternal Nazi
Searching for a Nazi war criminal on the streets of Cairo.
By Ian Buruma (Penguin Press, 2013)
Excerpt: Bombing Syria, In 1945 and Now
How the world of 2014 is an eerie replay of 1945.
By Lester R. Brown (W.W. Norton, 2013)
Excerpt: U.S.-India: Dealing With Monsoon Failure
When the U.S. government worked constructively to help a nation in danger.
By Charles Kenny (Basic Books, 2014)
Excerpt: Could Britain’s Past Be America’s Future?
Is the end of empire such a bad thing? Perhaps for the elites, but not for the population at large.
Globalist Bookshelf selections for 2013